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Avocado and mint salsa

Jerry Stratton, February 15, 2006

You can also use avocados rather than tomatoes for a great creamy salsa, and it goes great with mint or basil.

Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tblsp chopped mint
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped onion

Steps

  1. Mash the avocado.
  2. Mix the lemon juice in.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.

Mint is my first choice, but most any fresh spice or combination of spices should go well with avocado salsa. Basil is a great choice; use more basil than you would mint, about 1/4 cup per avocado.

You can also add a small green chili, finely chopped, if you desire a hotter salsa.

In response to Making a variety of fresh salsas: Fresh salsas are easy to make in a wide variety of flavors. The basic salsa is fresh tomato, onion, and lemon juice, but you can forgo or add to this with a near-infinite number of spices and vegetables.

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